Council Member Levine Launches Petition to MTA over B/C Subway Closures

**ADVISORY for April 9, 2018**

CONTACT: Jake Sporn // 516-946-5253 // jsporn@council.nyc.gov

Manhattan, NY – Council Member Mark Levine, TransitCenter, and dozens of community activists will be rallying this Monday over the MTA’s shutdown of several stations in Northern Manhattan as part of the agency’s Enhanced Station Initiative. 

Council Member Levine also launched an online petition to MTA Chair Joseph Lhota over the renovations.

The rally will be protesting the lack of accessibility at the stations receiving renovations. Council Member Levine and TransitCenter will ​call on the MTA to create a plan for system wide accessibility that is reflected in the next capital program and beyond, to make ADA access central to any major station overhaul​,​ ​and to ​immediately and dramatically improve poor elevator performance​.

Council Member Levine will also be calling on the MTA to implement temporary measures that would ease the burden on Northern Manhattan residents who are facing subway closures, including shuttle bus service, increase M10 bus frequency, and a commitment to issue monthly reports on the progress of each station renovation.

Who: New York City Council Member Mark Levine; TransitCenter; disability and dozens of community members affected by the shutdown

Where: Northwest Corner of Frederick Douglass Circle on 110th Street

When: Monday, April 9th at 10:30 am

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